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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Jul 17th 2021, 7:05 PM 28,444 4

NEED TO CATCH up? The Journal brings you a round-up of today’s news.


Brittas Bay weather 016 Beach-goers today in Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow Source:

  • The UK Met Office reported what is provisionally the hottest temperature ever recorded in Northern Ireland.
  • Tributes poured in after the death of Monaghan U20 Gaelic football captain Brendan Óg Duffy, who was involved in a collision between two cars in Clontibret last night.
  • Temperatures hit 28.2 degrees Celsius in Galway today, making it the hottest day of the year so far in Ireland.
  • 18 to 24-year-olds were able to register for a vaccine before the portal officially opens to them on Monday due to a “software change”.
  • A further 1,377 Covid cases were reported, with Deputy Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn urging unvaccinated people to be “really careful about indoor settings”.
  • The Taoiseach said that responding to the rise in Delta cases of Covid-19 will require a different approach to previous efforts to combat the spread of the virus, due to the rollout of vaccines.


germany-ahrweiler-floods The aftermath of devastating floods in western Germany Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#FLOODS: Searches continued for survivors and victims of devastating floods in western Europe.

#QUARANTINE RULES: Holidaymakers and the travel industry hit out at the UK government over a last-minute change to quarantine rules for residents returning to England from France.

#SUMMER REOPENING: UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

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Today once again saw the hottest day of the year recorded in Ireland, as temperatures hit 29 degrees Celsius in Athenry in Galway. It was a scorcher everywhere across the country, as people flocked to parks and beaches to enjoy the warm weather.

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